Local Produce

Dorset has always produced wonderful local goods both on the food side along with a wide variety of artists living and working in the area.  We are so lucky to be able to offer a wide range of quality local products to help enhance your stay.

Local Produce

We hope you will enjoy sampling all the things that are on offer and support the community by buying some of its produce while you are staying with us.

If you enjoy eating good locally produced food we can recommend the following:

Farmer's Markets:

There are numerous farmers markets locally, these will be itemised in the monthly tourist board print out.

Farm Shops:

Stevens Farm Shop in Martinstown:
Tel: 01305 889485  Very good meat, previous guests have ordered cakes/puddings and meats prior to arrival.


Washingpool Farm Shop: Winners Best Farm Shop in Dorset Food and Drink Awards on 2006 and 2007.
Tel: 01308 459549


Ducks Farm Shop in Portesham

Website coming soon, Tel: 01305 534111. We are keen to support this lovely farm shop and cafe en route to the coast from us and well worth a visit.

Local Fish:

Locally smoked fish and meets can be sourced from:
www.chesilsmokery.com Tel: 01308 456306

Davy's Locker in Bridport is highly recommended for fresh fish and shell fish delivered to them daily. www.davyslocker.co.uk  Tel: 01308 456131

Local Meat:

BRACE Butchers, Poundbury:  We are delighted to have a very exciting new butchers in Poundbury, near the Mini Waitrose. This is worth a visit because it is such a wonderful contemporary butcher's, all fresh, well hung, local produce with two fantastic butchers. AT last, we have something special and close for you to use.  Do ring to order in advance of your stay if you wish. www.braceofbutchers.co.uk  Tel: 01305 260956  

Stevens Farm Shop: see above.

Framptons in West Bay: A fantastic butchers, situated next door to Samways Fish Shop.
Tel: 01308 423124

RJ Balsoms Family Butchers in Bridport are highly recommended.
Tel: 01308 422638

Celebration Cakes and Flowers:

If you wish to get something really special and personal or just a lovely cake for your visit, do go to the award winning
www.angelcakecompany.co.uk Tel: 01305 213399, they are very creative!  Email:  [email protected] 

'thank you to Nicky and Emma at the Angel Cake Company who delivered a magnificent birthday cake'   Feb '19

STEMS florist in Dorchester are very good and happy to deliver to Dove House if required.  Tel: 01305 262460   https://stemsfloristdorchester.com

Other Local Producers:

For other local producers visit  https://www.dorsetfoodanddrink.org/ 


The Dorset Wine Shop in Poundbury will deliver free of charge to Dove House and Swallows. A fabulous selection of wines and any advice you need is available. Tel: 01305 266734


D'Urberville Vineyard Wines:

Situated just a few miles from us this wonderful vineyard was established in 2011 and produced its first award winning English Sparkling wine in 2016.  Do contact them direct  email:  [email protected] or 07966413179 or ask us if you wish to try some.



COOK - Dorchester

There is a COOK shop in Dorchester who will deliver to Dove House for orders over £50 so if you cannot get hold of our caterers or decide spontaneously to eat at home but not cook, then previous guests have highly recommended this service as an alternative.

www.cookfood.net  Tel: 01305 756571 


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